President Donald Trump doesn’t take any crap from any journalist, ever. He’s built his reputation on fighting back against mainstream media narratives and so far, it’s working out pretty darn well.
At this year’s G7 conference, Trump had the perfect opportunity to put a reporter in their place in the perfect way…
On Saturday, during the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec, President Trump took questions from the press after a brief speech. Considering recent events, many of the questions were about tariffs, trade, and Russia.
One reporter began to ask the president a question: “As you were heading into these G7 talks, there was a sense that America’s closest allies were frustrated with you and angry with you, and that you were angry with them, and that you were leaving here early to go meet for more friendlier talks with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. And I’m wondering if you –”
Trump interjected: “[It’s] well put.”
The reporter continued: “If you view it the same way. And do you view the U.S. alliance system shifting under your presidency, away –”
The president once again interjected, asking:
Who are you with, out of curiosity?
The reporter said that he was with CNN, to which Trump replied:
I figured. Fake News CNN. The worst. But I could tell by the [question]. I had no idea you were CNN. After the question, I was just curious as to who you were with. You were with CNN.
The president then answered the CNN reporter’s question, once again calling them “fake”:
I would say that the level of relationship is a 10. We have a great relationship. Angela and Emmanuel and Justin. I would say the relationship is a 10. And I don’t blame them. I blame – as I said, I blame our past leaders for allowing this to happen. There was no reason this should happen. There’s no reason that we should have big trade deficits with virtually every country in the world. I’m going long beyond the G7. There’s no reason for this…
No, we have a very good relationship, and I don’t blame these people, but I will blame them if they don’t act smart and do what they have to do because they have no choice. I’ll be honest with you, they have no choice…
Now, we are gonna fix that situation. And if it’s not fixed, we’re not gonna deal with these countries. But the relationship that I’ve had is great. So you can tell that to your fake friends at CNN.
Here’s the full video (pertinent portion begins at the 17:19 mark):